YOUR QUESTION (No. 48)
What are some good ways to introduce your children to the teachings of Jesus and the Father? Most of the Sunday School teachings do not emphasize the teachings of Jesus to young children. Any assistance would be of great value.
The question is unusual and I have not considered it for a long, long time. Jesus did not teach directly to young children, and he did not tell others how to do it. Some points come to mind:
1. Know that children are beloved of the Lord and the Father just as they are and need have no fear of Him.Hopefully, they will understand their freedom to choose their own way in life, and their responsibility before the Father for making the right choice. Here, the Parable of the Prodigal Son comes to mind. But we need to keep in mind that there is nothing we can do that will guarantee their salvation, since in the end it all depends on them. We can easily see, in our Lord's approach to various individuals, that some are candidates for his salvation and some are not; he did not belabor the fact, but simply accepted it. Some will, by the choices they make, be either of the Truth, or not of the Truth, and we do not determine that for anyone else, not even our children. In the end it is as Jesus stated to Pilate:
John 18That last sentence is a simple statement of fact, and nothing can or will change it.
The best teaching and the most lasting is and will by the example you present to them.
As I look over what I have written, it seems elementary and probably nothing is new to you. Perhaps, at best, it can be a confirmation of your best understanding and intentions.